Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jobs called Android a 'stolen product', but theft can be a tricky concept when talking about innovation. The iPhone didn't emerge fully formed from Jobs's head. Rather, it represented the culmination of incremental innovation over decades - much of which occurred outside of Cupertino." Nothing particularly new in there for regular OSNews readers, but still handy to have it in one place.
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RE[2]: To use Gruber's reasoning
by nefer on Fri 24th Feb 2012 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE: To use Gruber's reasoning"
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That doesn't seem particularly smart, particularly in this current economy, that he was potentially willing to bankrupt Apple over a personal vendetta.

Its called "being passionate" about what you do.

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The problem is that in this quote, he was not passionate about what *Apple* do but about what *Google* do.

Not the way to go when you run a business. You only attract people's attention on your competitors. Better quietly take inspiration* from competitor's good features... Then put them together in a product that you feel is better without mentioning it !

* No, I won't use that "steal" word. It has received too much abuse over the last few years. Removing an item from someone's property is stealing, but taking someone else's idea to put them in your own product is taking inspiration.

Edited 2012-02-25 07:47 UTC

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RE[3]: Distinctive names
by zima on Thu 1st Mar 2012 23:44 in reply to "RE[2]: To use Gruber's reasoning"
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Its called "being passionate" about what you do.

Another way to describe would be smth in vein of egotistical maniac like personality. Such people do act in fairly similar ways - if they feel threatened by what you do (worse if it's somewhat similar to what they are doing, and similarly good or better), expect temper tantrums of a severity loosing maybe only to those by small children.

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